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A Musical Memorial

A musical memorial for Pat Ciaverella takes place this Saturday evening, including musicians Paul Ferraro, Rave Tesar, Anthony Liguori, Mike Baron, Nancy Quinn, Dave Corsello, Carol Sharer, Bob McParland and others.

 

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Celebrating a Birthday With a Concert and a New Book

On Saturday, March 2, I enjoyed working a show with Mike Baron (percussion) at the CS/Barn, Faith Reformed Church, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, New Jersey. The book Film and Literary Modernism is now listed on Amazon (US and Canada), Barnes…

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U.K. Singer/Songwriter Semi-Finalist

Some recent news: My song "She Believes in Elvis" was the semi-finalist in the recent United Kingdom song contest. (That and $10 should get me to Hoboken.) I guess I will have to play it at the birthday show on…

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Santa Cooking Up A Storm for the Holidays

"Cooking Up a Storm" (Words and Music, Bob McParland) with a vocal by Anthony Liguori can be heard on WRFC and other stations during the months of November and December. This was recorded for a Christmas album.

 

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Springsteen Conference Announced

Bob McParland will present "The Rhetoric of Hope: America, Authenticity and the Lyricist's Path Out of the Darkness on the Edge of Town" at the Springsteen Conference in Monmouth, New Jersey in September.

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Yesterday:The Beatles, Narrative, and Memory

"Yesterday: the Beatles, Narrative and Memory" - Essay in Resounding Pasts (CSP, 2010)

The Beatles, possibly the most popular and influential music act of the past century, wrote and sounded a cultural moment. From 1963 to 1970, the years of…

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Poetics of American Song Lyrics

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics (ed. Charlotte Pence, U. of Mississippi Press, 2012)is a breakthrough book in the study of song lyrics and poetry. Alongside reflections on the work of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Stipe, Leonard Cohen, Bob…